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The greatest compliment to the engineering profession is that so much is taken for granted. New advancements in technology, transportation, water management and telecommunications arise everyday without due notice. Engineering Ireland traces the history of this profession within Ireland, from the earliest attempts of its members at construction to the technological achievements of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It [...]
A uniquely colorful chronicle of this dramatic and convulsive chapter in American–and world–history. It’s an epic tale, and here it is wondrously well told.” –David M. Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author of FREEDOM FROM FEAR. From August 1914 through March 1917, Americans were increasingly horrified at the unprecedented destruction of the First World War. While sending massive assistance [...]
Over the centuries many people have felt the attraction of the unique landscape of the Aran Islands, with its impressive monuments that go back thousands of years, its distinctive culture that offers glimpses of a rich and distinctive pattern of life and a people whose island isolation forged a sense of independence and endurance. The Book Of Aran is [...]
A Magical Year takes readers on an unforgettable journey through the seasons at Hogwarts. Jim Kay’s incredible illustrations, paired with much loved quotations from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels, bring to life all of the magic, beauty and wonder of the wizarding world. This is an irresistible gift book for anyone who has ever been captivated by the Boy [...]
John Hewitt’s autobiography charts his life in Northern Ireland from his early years until his ‘enforced exile’ in Coventry in 1957. It details his career in the Belfast Museum and Art Gallery, his maverick political views on his homeland, the evolution of his critical and literary thinking, and his quest for identity and creative space. The book provides a [...]
Is dlúthchuid í an Ghaeilge agus litríocht de Ghaeilge de shaíocht, d’oidhreacht agus de shaibhreas na cathrach. Tugann an díolaim seo de phrós agus d’fhilíocht spléachadh ar na slite éagsúla ar léiríodh, ar samhlaíodh agus ar tuigeadh príomhchathair an Iarthair, príomhchathair na Gaeilge, d’údair agus d’fhilí éagsúla Gaeilge. Brian Ó Conchubhair a roghnaigh.
Everything you will need for the perfect cycling holiday: detailed maps, accommodation, travel advice and all you need to know for an unforgettable trip. Taking a route from Belfast to Dublin through the most spectacular scenery and routes that Ireland has to offer. This book includes cycling routes through Co. Mayo including Westport and the Sheffrey Hills.
Inishmurray is a small island in Donegal Bay off County Sligo. It enjoys a reputation as one of the best-preserved early medieval church sites in Ireland and Europe. The remains are complex and extensive, representing an early Irish monastic community and an important regional pilgrimage centre. There has been no detailed survey of these remains since the 1880s. This [...]
As their untruths became known, fewer people began to believe the British reports. In this fascinating book Michael B. Barry tells the story of fakery and dissimulation that emanated from Dublin Castle, including the so-called ‘Battle of Tralee’ staged at Vico Road, Killiney, the forged editions of the ‘Irish Bulletin’ and attempts after the Kilmichael ambush to paint the [...]
The Great Famine is possibly the most pivotal event/experience in modern Irish history. Its global reach and implications cannot be underestimated. In terms of mortality, it is now widely accepted that over a million people perished between the years 1845-1852 and at least one million and a quarter fled the country, the great majority to North America, some to [...]
‘In every generation, the Irish people have asserted their right to national freedom and sovereignty.’ – Proclamation to the People of Ireland, Dublin 1916. All The Risings brings together the nine principal occasions in Ireland’s history when resistance was made to the dominance of those who controlled the country’s destiny. The book takes us from the period of the [...]
This is the story of Murrisk village at the foot of Croagh Patrick, on the shores of Clew Bay and its relationship with the sea. The history begins with the arrival of the monks in 1456, through to thr experience of local people during the great hunger and the loves of the fishermen and their families who depended on [...]
The perfect edition for any Orwell enthusiasts’ collection, discover the classic dystopian masterpiece beautifully reimagined by renowned street artist Shepard Fairey Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers [...]